on Thursday, 01 February 2018.

Caregiver Resources
Caregiver Resources

Caregiver Resources

Help is Available!

In 2015, the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP conducted surveys and found that approximately 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older within the previous year. These surveys also found that of these caregivers, 82% cared for one other adult, while 15% care for 2 adults, and 3% care for 3 or more adults! In the same year, according to the Alzheimer’s Association, approximately 15.7 million adult family caregivers were caring for someone who has Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia.

on Monday, 19 February 2018.

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

The Business of Healthy Bones

When we think of our bones and the skeletal system in general, we think of words like, hard, strong, or solid. While we realize bones can be broken (6.8 million broken bones are reported each year), we often take for granted that bones are a living, growing tissue. All throughout our lives we are losing old bone while new bone continually grows. Children and adolescents form bone at a faster rate than they lose it, but for seniors it’s the reverse, they can lose more bone than they are able to form.

on Monday, 26 February 2018.

Keeping Healthy in Flu Season
Keeping Healthy in Flu Season

Keeping Healthy in Flu Season

Flu and Pneumonia Hazards for the Elderly

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a virus that causes a contagious respiratory illness which attacks the upper and lower respiratory tract.

on Friday, 02 March 2018.

Making Home Care Simple
Making Home Care Simple

Making Home Care Simple

Homecare Discussion from CEO and President Walt Benson

At FootPrints Home Care, we pride ourselves on the ability to take a complex topic like home care and make it simple to understand and because we focus on using home care to add value and provide peace of mind to those we serve, we have become experts in our field. Recently, FootPrints President and CEO, Walt Benson, was invited to speak at the Senior Resource Seminar at Hope Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

on Monday, 22 January 2018.

Boutique Care Services
December Home Care Pulse Results

Boutique Care Services

Partnering with Facilities

As in-home care providers, we bring peace of mind to the families we serve in the comfort of their own homes. What some don’t realize is that we also serve clients in independent living facilities. This program is called our Boutique Care Services plan, also known as our “Rounders” program.

Written by Riley McKee on Wednesday, 18 February 2015.

3 Signs of Care Needs for Seniors

3 Indicators of Care Needs for Seniors


In our experience, most families start professional care for an elderly loved one because of an unexpected injury, illness, or medical condition that threates the safety of an independent lifestyle. Yet other factors are frequently overlooked. They are discreet, and often routine for a person of good health. But for seniors they can be an enormous challenge and signal a decline in abilities restricting the quality of their lives.

Written by Riley McKee on Friday, 07 August 2015.

$470 Billion in Unpaid Care
$470 Billion in Unpaid Care

$470 Billion in Unpaid Care


A recent study conducted by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) produced a rather staggering statistic: the economic value of unpaid family caregiving activities in 2013 was an estimated $470 billion. Though undeniably a large figure, The Gazette further clarifies its significance claiming the valuation is “more than the combined sales” in the same year “from the four largest U.S. technology companies—Apple, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Microsoft.” This figure is striking, and points to a number of upcoming issues as a steady stream of baby boomers exit the work force and edge closer to developing physical limitations that require this time consuming care.

Written by Riley McKee on Friday, 20 February 2015.

Alzheimer's and Home Care - A Good Match?

Alzheimer's and Home Care - a good match?


How do you know when it’s time for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s to transition to a long term care solution? Generally, the best indicator is an inability to adequately perform Activities of Daily Living (ADL). ADLs are routine tasks including meal preparation, bathing, taking medications, paying bills, and many others that require daily achievement to maintain a basic quality of life. The regressive nature of Alzheimer’s Disease will ultimately lead to struggles with ADLs for all who experience it.

on Wednesday, 29 July 2015.

FootPrints Home Care By the Numbers
FootPrints Home Care: By the Numbers

FootPrints Home Care: By the Numbers


FootPrints Home Care was recently featured in the Albuquerque Journal's Business Outlook section as part of its ongoing "By the Numbers" series. In addition to providing an overview of a company's services, "By the Numbers" highlights "fast facts" about the organization that clue consumers in to its size, scope, and history. Read the full transcript from FootPrints Home Care's "By The Numbers" spread here:

on Thursday, 21 January 2016.

Best of Home Care 2016
Best of Home Care 2016

"Best of Home Care" 2016


FootPrints is excited to announce being awarded Provider of Choice by Home Care Pulse. This is our fifth consecutive year on the "Best of Home Care" list, a compilation of exemplary agencies across the United States and Canada. As one of only two agencies from the State of New Mexico, we are proud that our mission to deliver the highest quality is being recognized.

on Friday, 28 April 2017.

How to Talk to Your Parent About In-Home Care
How to Talk to Your Parent About In-Home Care

How to Talk to Your Parent About In-Home Care

Talking to mom or dad about aging can be an overwhelming and stressful conversation to have. Your aging parent may resist the fact that they now need assistance with their daily activities - no one wants to lose their sense of independence. But openly discussing in-home care with your elderly loved one can be easier than you think if you know how to approach it. At FootPrints Home Care, we’ve compiled these tips to make this subject easier to breach.

on Friday, 12 May 2017.

Healthier Aging: Staying Active
Healthier Aging: Staying Active

Healthier Aging: Staying Active

Everyone knows that exercising is good for you, but did you know that exercise can actually reverse some of the physiological signs of aging? A recent study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, suggests that working out may counteract some of the cellular damage we experience as a result of aging. Even at 70 or 80, it’s a great idea for seniors to stay busy. FootPrints Home Care encourages seniors to stay active and our caregivers enjoy spending time with seniors, helping them with their daily activities.

on Thursday, 25 May 2017.

What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care Insurance
What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care Insurance

What You Need to Know about Long-Term Care Insurance

Your mother or father has saved enough for retirement, but have they saved enough to cover the cost of long-term care if there’s a possibility they might need it? The majority of adults over 65 will require some sort of long-term care services at some point in their life, whether it’s in-home care or accommodations in an assisted living community. FootPrints Home Care knows that the cost of senior care can be astounding if you aren’t prepared for it, so we’d like to offer some helpful information about long-term care insurance. Here’s what you need to know!

on Friday, 23 June 2017.

Summer Heat and Arthritis
Summer Heat and Arthritis

Summer Heat and Arthritis

If you’re caring for an aging family member, their comfort is likely top of mind. You want your loved one to be happy and comfortable, but now that the weather’s warming up, an issue for many seniors is arthritis. Hotter temperatures can aggravate arthritis and make summer unbearable! FootPrints Home Care provides these tips on how to deal with the heat:

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